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Thao Suranari Memorial Festival 2016 Nakhon Ratchasima
« on: March 02, 2016, 11:13:18 AM »
Just a reminder that the Thao Suranari Memorial Festival 2016 Nakhon Ratchasima has come round once again.
Date as usual from the 23 March – 3 April, 2016.  The venue Thao Suranari Monument, Nakhon Ratchasima

Held annually to pay tribute to Thao Suranari, or Khun Ying Mo, the celebrations will include the ceremonial lighting of an opening flame. This will be followed by a colourful cultural procession, during which dances will be performed to pay homage to Thao Suranaree, whose clever ruses helped fight off the armies of Lao King, Anouvong when he invaded Siam in 1826.

After the parades, there will be firework displays held at the city’s four ancient gates followed by a solemn ceremony to pay respects to this powerful heroine at the Thao Suranaree Monument.

There will be a great deal to see throughout the course of the 12-day event, with activities such as a Ya Mo sports competition, beauty contests as well as a range of competitions showcasing skills of local artisans, cultural performances, exhibitions to pay tribute to Ya Mo, a food fair, and booths selling local products.

For more information, contact
Tourism Authority of Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima Office
Tel: + 66(0) 4421 3666, +66 (0) 4421 3030
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Ya Mo Celebration
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 04:15:51 PM »
As this is the forum for "Art, News and Culture" I have decided to post some "Art and Culture".  The other day the ladies of Korat were out celebrating in the streets. They were celebrating the victory of Ya Mo and her redoubtable ladies over the Lao army back in the early 1800s.  The Lao army invaded but the Thai men were in the pub and could not be bothered to go out and fight.  Instead Ya Mo and her band of ladies went out and met the Lao army, got them all drunk and slaughtered the lot.  Every year the ladies of Korat perform a dance in the streets to celebrate the famous victory.  Just one word of caution:- Never accept a drink from a Korat lady. 

Here is a short video from this year's celebration:-

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